Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Manzanita time

It's Manzanita Time! Every year since Erik was a small fry, his family has been coming to Manzanita to spend time together at the coast. This tradition is still going strong.
We were lucky to get the same house as last year! It is a block and a half from the beach.
As soon as we unloaded the van, we ran to the coast.
We had fun jumping waves
Running from the waves
and just goofing around.

This morning we went to explore the tide pools.
When I was little, I remember my teacher passing around a box with shells and other things from tide pools. That started my fascination with tide pools. I guess I have always been destined to join the Manzanita crowd : )
Now I am lucky to get to go each year with my family to walk around and explore them.
This year we found tons of star fish
Tons of sea anemones.
I have to say that I am really happy that my kids love the coast and love the tide pools.
Emily loves exploring with her cousin Lauren.
Actually, Emily loves doing anything with her cousin Lauren!

And Ry loves doing anything with me!! : )


amyg said...

I'm so jealous!! My family (past and present) has never really ahd vacation traditions. That place looks amazing!!

Cynthia said...

I wish I was there!!!!! Manzanita is the BEST!!!!

Lori said...

So your posts go from high in the air with the Flying Dutchman to the Tide Pools of Manzanita. What will be next? I am so on the edge of my seat. Post again soon!

Louise said...

Looks like you're all having a lovely time! Those were some crazy huge starfish! Wish we were there!

Ginger Erekson Hamer said...

How much fun can one family have? I'm happy for you!